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h_agr_2018a_2018-04-23t13:32:46z0 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB18-038

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE, LIVESTOCK, & NATURAL RESOURCES
Date Apr 23, 2018      
Location HCR 0107



SB18-038 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations

01:32:59 PM  

Representatives Willett and Esgar, co-prime sponsors, presented Senate Bill 18-038, concerning the expansion of the allowable uses of reclaimed domestic wastewater to include industrial hemp. This bill, recommended by the interim Water Resources Review Committee, codifies rules promulgated by the Water Quality Control Commission (WQCC) within the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) related to the allowable uses of reclaimed domestic wastewater, and expands allowable uses to include irrigation of industrial hemp.  In addition, the bill defines three categories of water quality standards.  The WQCC is required to promulgate new rules related to reclaimed wastewater no later than December 31, 2019.  Representative Esgar distributed and explained Amendments L.008 [Attachment A], L.009 [Attachment B], and L.010 [Attachment C].

01:38:27 PM  

Matt Becker, Legislative Council, responded to questions regarding the fiscal impact of the bill.

01:43:05 PM  

Dianna Orf, Colorado Water Congress, testified in support of the bill.



01:43:31 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.008
Moved Esgar
Seconded Valdez
Becker J.
Buck
Catlin Excused
Danielson Excused
Hansen
Jackson
Lewis Excused
McKean
Roberts
Saine
Valdez
Esgar
Arndt
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 3   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


01:43:50 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.009
Moved Esgar
Seconded Valdez
Becker J.
Buck
Catlin Excused
Danielson Excused
Hansen
Jackson
Lewis Excused
McKean
Roberts
Saine
Valdez
Esgar
Arndt
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 3   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


01:44:13 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.010
Moved Esgar
Seconded Valdez
Becker J.
Buck
Catlin Excused
Danielson Excused
Hansen
Jackson
Lewis Excused
McKean
Roberts
Saine
Valdez
Esgar
Arndt
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 3   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
01:44:14 PM  
Representatives Willett and Esgar made concluding comments on the bill.


01:45:47 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-038, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Esgar
Seconded Buck
Becker J. Yes
Buck Yes
Catlin Excused
Danielson Excused
Hansen Yes
Jackson Yes
Lewis Excused
McKean Excused
Roberts Yes
Saine Yes
Valdez Yes
Esgar Yes
Arndt Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 0   EXC: 4   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS